The bright side of the road.

by sesame on November 11, 2013

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At Gemma’s last appointment, the doctors were able to see that the fractured humerus is finally healing, literally by building new bone around the break. Unfortunately the whole thing is set at a bit of an angle, but since all the nerves are fine and she is no longer in a lot of pain, they have decided to avoid surgery. Kids’ bodies are magical and we have been assured that as the bone remodels, it will straighten out with growth. They will monitor the progress with X-rays. 

I am so proud of this kid. Just a few weeks ago she was unable to walk for the pain and within days of taking the sling off, she is able to straighten her arm and even hold things with that hand. While she will not be playing netball anytime soon, her writing is nice and neat again. And the camera has come out again as well. 

I should make a Spotify playlist of the soundtrack of the last month of our life. We have been listening to some upbeat favourites to keep spirits high and feet moving. One Van Morrison song has played over and over during this ordeal and it kind of sums it all up nicely in two simple lines.
From the dark end of the street 
To the bright side of the road

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    Jen Wright November 11, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    so, so happy to hear she is on the mend. Sending lots of love to that sweet girl. xo

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    Joan Wilson November 12, 2013 at 12:12 am

    Glad to hear good news from the bright side of the road!

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    Karen from Chookooloonks November 12, 2013 at 6:12 am

    :) Lovely news, friend. (And great pic.)

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    Patti November 12, 2013 at 9:27 am

    So glad to see she is doing so well. Love this photo!

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    erika November 12, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Yay!! Good news with a spot on song!

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    Dawn Klein November 15, 2013 at 6:42 am

    I’m glad she has her arm back.

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